On Finding Balance
I used The Wild Unknown Tarot deck for years, and I recently gave it to a friend because I felt like it was time to let it go. A week later, my pal Holly sent me Kyle Gray's Angel Prayers Oracle Cards. It was an unexpected gift, and the timing was serendipitous because oracle cards are part of my journaling practice.
Every morning, I draw a card and use the card's theme as a writing prompt. This morning, I drew the BALANCE card (pictured above).
Below is a description of the card from Gray's guidebook:
“Take time to balance out your life. You’re trying to be everywhere at once and you’ll be feeling out of synch because of this. Taking time for yourself is an important step, but also balance out your work schedule and home life. When you slow down and create a schedule, you’ll feel as though you have more time.”
The card’s description was eerily accurate because I’ve been thinking about balance for the past two weeks.
Quitting social media has opened up more time in my schedule, but my days are still full (in good ways). Also, working from home can be challenging. It’s easy for me to become distracted by the laundry, dishes, the cats and lose focus.
One of my aims this week is to create structure around my tasks and to start tracking my work and non-work hours. I’ve tracked my time previously, but it’s going to be interesting to see how my time flows now that I’m not on social media. Hopefully, this will give me a better sense of how many hours I'm working, and from there I can create a schedule that balances my work, family time, social life, and more.